Joseph M. Biedenbach Distinguished Service Award 2020

Mark Schuver – Purdue University

In his work with the Purdue Online Polytechnic Institute, Mark has a long history helping working professionals advance their skillsets. His work has allowed practicing engineers and engineering technologists to advance their education in schedules and formats that accommodate their work load. He is well known throughout the business world for his expertise in this area.

Mark has provided outstanding leadership and service to the CPD Division. “Getting things done” is one of his strengths and his legacy to the Division. He has served on the CPDD Executive Board from February 2008 to present, and was CIEC General Conference Chair in 2016. In addition, he was the CPDD program chair for the 2014 ASEE National Conference in Indianapolis. He has been “Mr. SIG (Special Interest Groups)” for CPDD since 2008, coordinating the SIG efforts.

Mark has over 41 contributions to publications from 2006-2019 in the areas of development methodologies, management, organizational change, and program management.

Mark exemplifies the “talent for working with people and living life in high gear generating ideas”.

As colleagues note:

“Mark is an excellent role model and inspiration. His experience and work within both corporate and university environments is invaluable.”

“Mark is the ‘real deal’. He is reliable, dependable and always follows through.”

“Mark’s approachable style and welcoming demeanor allows newcomers to believe they have a role to play in starting their contribution to the field of continuing professional development of engineers and technologists”